Mill Barns Magic With Owen Strickland

Mill Barns Magic With Owen Strickland

Mill Barns Magic With Owen Strickland

Mill Barns Magic With Owen Strickland- my first booking as “Your Magical Wedding Emcee”

Tom and Danielle booked me a number of years ago after seeing me at another wedding.O

Originally they booked me to perform mix and mingle magic and table magic. However, with my new service they upgraded to being the Emcee for the day.This adds so much more to your already amazing day. As well as all teh magic I normally do in teh drinks reception and wedding breakfast, I also 

  • Arrive early to greet guests 
  • Ensure guests are at the right place at the right time 
  • Help photographer organise guests for group and family shots
  • Mix and mingle magic during drinks reception
  • Announce Bridal party into the room (to music if you like)
  • Table Magic around the wedding breakfast
  • Speeches warning so everyone has time to get drinks and comfort break
  • Introduce speeches

 

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The Video was very kindly done for me by Graham at Two Towers Media. It was actually the second time I’d worked with him this year, He absolutely captures what being a Wedding Emcee is, and in particular the big entrance for Tom and Danielle. They chose not to have music, so I got guests to wave their napkins instead.

To get in contact with Graham his website is here https://www.twotowersmedia.co.uk

It was also nice to work with Dan Round photography again. Ive also done a number of weddings with him over the years and I’ll look forward to seeing his photos. 

 

For more info about me being Your Magical Wedding Emcee see my page here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/your-magical-wedding-emcee/

 

Warwick House Wedding Magic With Owen Strickland

Warwick House Wedding Magic With Owen Strickland

Warwick House Wedding Magic With Owen Strickland

Warwick House Wedding Magic With Owen Strickland was at the venue twice in a week this Christmas 

Ant and Lisa

First off it was Ant and Lisa’s special day a couple of weeks before Christmas. They had seen me at another  wedding earlier in the year at Westmead Hotel, and booked me there and then. 

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Firstly it was mix and mingle around the guests during the drinks reception. The photos show how much the guests loved it. It was also a lovely surprise to see Kate from Still Light Photography there taking the photos. Kate is such a great photographer and lovely person. Her website can be found here https://stilllightphotography.co.uk

Secondly it was on to table magic between courses at the wedding breakfast. This is such a good way to stop awarded silences at the meal. Finally it was time for my special tricks for the happy couple, which went down a treat

 

Stu and Kerry

New Years Eve Wedding are always fun, and Stu and Kerry’s Special Day was no exception. They booked me for mix and mingle magic before the wedding breakfast. They saw me at an open evening at the venue a few years ago and booked me from that.Im very fortunate to be the recommended magician at Warwick House. It means I meet so many couples who are getting married there

Warwick House Wedding Magic With Owen Strickland

The guests all enjoyed some mix and mingle magic before doing my special tricks for Stu and Kerry. It wa then a dash off to enjoy New Year myslef

 

For more info about Warwick House you can see the website here https://www.warwickhouse.co.uk

Birmingham Magician at Nuthurst Grange

Birmingham Magician at Nuthurst Grange Wedding

Birmingham Magician at Nuthurst Grange Wedding

Birmingham Magician at Nuthurst Grange-There’s little better than a Christmas Wedding. This Weekend saw me return to the stunning Nuthurst Grange for Ruairi and Harriet’s Wedding. The venue looked incredible with all the flame torches lit as I arrived. I was booked to perform mix and mingle magic during the drinks reception, prior to the speeches.

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It was a black tie event, so everyone was truly in their most exclusive outfits. I performed around the room and you can see the reactions here. On hand to take these amazing photographs was Dave Causon. I have worked at weddings before with Dave and he’s a fabulous photographer. His images really speak for themselves. It was actually Dave that kindly recommended me to Ruairi and Harriet, so I have him to thank for the booking.

The guests all loved the magic, and it was then time to perform my Special tricks for the Bride and Groom. Dace was on hand to capture the moment!

It was my third time at Nuthurst this year, and I genuinely love performing there. 

For more information about Nuthurst Grange you can access their website here https://nuthurstgrange.com

Dave Causon’s excellent work can be seen at his website here https://www.davidcauson.com

For more information about me performing at your wedding take a look here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/wedding-magician-owen-strickland/

 

Bordesley Park Magic with Owen Strickland

Bordesley Park Magic with Owen Strickland

Bordesley Park Magic with Owen Strickland

Bordesley Park Magic with  Owen Strickland was at the venue twice in one weekend in August for two fabulous weddings.

First up it was Kareen and Gav, who had had to postpone a number of times due to Covid. However the day finally arrived and it was amazing fun. They had booked me after seeing me at an open day at the venue a few years ago. They wanted to perform at the lull between the wedding breakfast and evening reception

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This is a very popular package at Bordesley Park, as there’s no accommadation on site. It means the guests are milling about waiting for the DJ to start , so magic keeps them entertained.

 

The next wedding, just two days later it was Stuart and Ruth. They also had be booked for the same time.

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Both wedding s were amazing fun, as can be seen from the photos. Talking of phots, the other coincidence of teh weekend was that the same photographer was at both weddings. It’s strange how this occasionally happens. These photos are amongst my favourite of the whole summer. The very talented photographer is Mark Horton. the quality of his work is very clear to see, and he was great with guests on the day. You can contact Mark on all the usual Social media channels, and his website is https://www.markhortonphotos.com

For more information about teh fabulous Bordesley park, their website is here https://www.bordesleypark.co.uk

For more information about having me at your weddings and my new Wedding Emcee package, see my new page here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/weddingemceehire/

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Birmingham Magician Footballers Wedding

Birmingham Magician Footballers Wedding

Birmingham Magician Footballers Wedding at the stunning Wrenbury Hall.

Earlier in the packed Summer I was booked by professional footballer Samuel Ameobi for his wedding to Rachel.

It was the first big wedding after restrictions were relaxed after a long 18 months. There must have been 150 guests, which after the last year seemed like 1500!!

Firstly I dod mix and mingle magic around the two reception rooms of the beautiful Wrenbury Hall. The guests were amazing fun, and Rick Dell Photographer was there to capture some great images. The Rangers FC captain James Tavernier was there, and I have to say what a great bloke he was too. Theres some video footage of me performing to him and his friend, and it shows what a great laugh they were.

Secondly I then performed my social Bride and Groom Trick for Samuel and Rachel, which went down a treat as the photos show.

Finally it was into the wedding breakfast where I performed around the tables between courses. This was not before probably the best bridal party entrance Ive ever seen. The parents, Best man, Bridesmaids were all introduced in by an Emcee, and danced into the room, It was such a great spectacle!!

The tables we’re as much fun as they had been in the drinks reception, and again James Tavernier a great laugh. What a great start to a busy Summer!! 

Fore more info about me performing at your event take a look here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/wedding-magician-owen-strickland/

To get in contact with the fabulous Rick Dell his website is here https://rickdellphotography.co.uk

 

Birmingham Magician Dodmoor House

Birmingham Magician at Dodmoor House

Birmingham Magician at Dodmoor House

Birmingham Magician at Dodmoor House

Another new venue for me today, Dodmoor House in Northants.And what a gorgeous venue it is!!

Lauren sadly had to postpone from 2020, but  had a lovely  intimate wedding of 30 guests. 

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It was a beautiful sunny day. Everyone was sat in the lovely Courtyard when I arrived. I was booked for the lull after the wedding breakfast,  and before the evening reception. So it was magic in the sunshine in the beautiful Courtyard. It was also the perfect setting for the Bride and Groom Trick, as you can see !!

They had originally also booked me to do 20 mins stand up magic. However Lauren and I recognised everyone was having a great time sat in the sun, and more close up magic was the order of the day.

 

For more information about me performing at weddings, download may brochure here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2022-magician-brochure.pdf

Fore more info about the fabulous Dodmoor House see their website here https://www.dodmoorhouse.co.uk

The remaining 2021 summer dates are nearing pretty much full. There are a few dates left , but they are going quickly. Similarly 2022 is now filling up very quick. At the time of writing I have 50 booked in for 2022, so please be quick 🙂

 

Birmingham Magician at Hyde House

Birmingham Magician at Hyde House

Birmingham Magician at Hyde House

Birmingham Magician at Hyde House

My second wedding back post lockdown was at a new venue for me, the beautiful Hyde House in The Cotswolds. It was gloriously sunny day for Katie and Karl, which added to the beauty of the day

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I was booked to do mix and mingle magic for the “lull” between the wedding breakfast and the evening. It was meeting the bride and her mum at a Wedding fayre that got the booking. The couple has also booked for some stand up magic, but it was decided it was too hot to have guests back inside!

I was also booked as a surprise for Karl. Thus meant it was the first appearance of the year of the “clumsy duty manager”. It was a good laugh and Karl fell for it totally.

Outside it was lovely to mingle with the guests, and all were a great laugh. I did my Special Happy Couple tricks outside, and you can see the reaction they got. The wedding was captured by both White Stag Wedding Photography, and Stark Weddings Videography. Ill very much look forward to seeing their imagery in due course!

 

For more information about me performing at weddings, you can download my brochure here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2022-magician-brochure.pdf

Whitestag weddings can be found here https://whitestagweddings.com

Stark Weddings can be found here https://www.stark-weddings.co.uk

 

 

Bordesley Park Magic with Owen Strickland

Bordesley Park Magic With Owen Strickland

Bordesley Park Magic With Owen Strickland

Bordesley Park Magic With Owen Strickland

It was amazing to do my first post lockdown wedding at Bordesley Park. Rachel and Loz were kindly recommended to me by the Venue itself. They were originally due to get married in February, but lockdown restrictions sadly didn’t allow it. However it was soon May, and what a great wedding it was 

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They booked me for my Special Covid Restricted package. This is where I do 60 minutes of mis and mingle magic, followed by a 20 minute stand up show to the whole room. This really works well after the wedding breakfast, as sadly DJ’s and dancing are not allowed. 

The tables were all great fun, and of course I performed my Special Happy Couple Tricks. Rachel and Loz loved both of these, and the mementoes they got to keep. It was then time for the stand up act, which involved a few of the guests. Of course, it ended with The Happy Couple themselves taking centre stage!!

 

 

 

For more info about Bordesley Park see their website here https://www.bordesleypark.co.uk

To download my wedding brochure please see here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2022-magician-brochure.pdf

There is still some availability for this year, but dates are literally running out fast. I have 35 weddings across July/Sugust, so its a busy time. 2022 is also filling up fast with all the postponements from this year and last. So if you are thinking, please dont leave it and then be disappointed!!

 

The Wedding Industry Awards Magician of The Year 2021

Birmingham Magician Wins National Award

Birmingham Magician Wins National Award

Birmingham Magician Wins National Award. 

I am delighted to announce I have won the Very Prestigious Award of The Wedding Industry Awards National Magician Of The year 2021.This was announces last week on a Live event across Youtube. Usually this is a large and glamorous event at Cafe De Paris In London. Sadly, die to current lockdown restrictions, this event couldn’t go ahead this year.

This is a video of me winning on the night http://https://youtu.be/7O376bF2Fj0

About The Awards 

The Wedding Industry Awards is THE best awards there is in The Wedding Industry. Its the one that every supplier  wants to win.

To enter, it involves submitting a number of photos and videos of you performing at weddings in the past 12 months. You also have to answer a series of questions about your experiences over the last 12  months. Things like weddings done, trends etcetera. Then you ask Couples whose wedding you have performed at, to submit a review and a series of scores. These are then viewed by a set of judges who are experts in the industry.

This is the one of my lovely reviews that was read out on the night 

The Wedding Industry Awards Magician of The Year 2021

Suppliers deemed suitable then go forward to The Regional Finals which were held in November. I was fortunate to be the Midlands Region Winner, which was the Third time I have won. 

The Regional winners then go forward to the National Final which was last week. I was up against 5 top class magicians who are all very weak known in the industry, so I was genuinely thrilled and honoured to win,

The Wedding Industry Awards Magician of The Year 2021

The Wedding Industry Awards Magician of The Year 2021 Owen Strickland

 

After a really tough 12 months , where I had 70 weddings either cancel or postpone, it was thrilling to have this amazing news.

 

For more details of my performing at weddings, see my weddings page here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/wedding-magician-owen-strickland/

To see my directory listing on TWIA website, see here https://directory.the-wedding-industry-awards.co.uk/united-kingdom/aldridge/magician/owen-strickland-magic

 

Birmingham Magician at Puckrup Hall

Birmingham Magician Covid Wedding Package

Birmingham Magician Covid Wedding Package

Birmingham Magician Covid Wedding Package

I am now offering a Special Package for couples who are getting married during restrictions for Covid 19. Sadly, and weddings taking place at the moment are restricted to just 15 people, including the Happy Couple. However many couples are still going ahead with their Special Day, and why not!!

Ive had the privilege to perform at a number of these weddings this year, and each one has been amazing. Despite having numbers drastically reduced, they have been lovely intimate events that I will treasure for many years to come. This is a video of me performing at some recent Covid Restricted Weddings 

 

So How Do I Perform for 15 Guests?

Firstly, the easy answer is, exactly the same as I do for a full wedding! However, where as mix and mingle magic usually takes a couple of hours to get round all the guests, with 15 it takes way less time. Therefore I just do 60 minutes mix and mingle magic. I say mix and mingle, but this could be at tables. Rues ad regulations are constantly changing, so I remain flexible for how I perform. As an example, for a recent Aston Marina Wedding, guests were stood up so it was ix and mingle in the traditional sense.

At Warwick House, however, guests were all seated at tables throughout, so it was table magic for this period. Either is fine with me!!

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Do I Wear A Mask?

If required, absolutely! My first Cold wedding was before regulations changed,so that anyone indoors at venues should wear a mask when not seated. I offered the Bride and Groom when they booked that I’d be happy to wear one if they preferred. However they were happy for me not to wear one, and actually preferred it. On arrival I also checked with each table, who also said they would prefer no mask. So for that wedding, I didn’t wear one. For the subsequent weddings, the regulations had moved on so I did wear one. In a nutshell, I will always comply with Government regulations, and where I can, wishes of The Happy Couple/Guests

Social Distancing Magic/ Sanitising

I can offer Socially Distancing magic if required, where by none of the guests are required to touch any props etcetera. In the weddings I have done, this was not requested. Couples and guests have enjoyed some “normality” and have been keen to be involved/selecting cards etc. In this instance, I carry hand sanitiser around with me, so that anyone involved sanitises  before and after each trick. 

Stand Up Magic 

After the 60 minutes mix and mingle/table magic, I can do a stand up show that all the guests can watch. As (at the time of writing) DJ’s etc are still not allowed, its the perfect entertainment fir the guests. At some venues, guests will have been sat at their table all day, and boredom can certainly creep in. A 20-30 minute show can really lift the spirits ad provide some welcome entertainment. 

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Each show offers some light hearted magic with laughs and fun aplenty. The Happy Couple are also brought up to be starts of the show-its their day after all!! As my time at weddings currently is a lot less than would be usual, the price reflects this!! Get in touch to see how I can make your Covid wedding even better?

You can read about my first Wedding post lockdown here https://owenstrickland.co.uk/2020/09/22/birmingham-wedding-magician-puckrup-hall/

For more videos of me performing at weddings my Youtube Channel can be found here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ7NX_mCS3YMWasgzDG8quw